Leah Vukmir has gotten herself in another mess of her own making. The career politician who desperately wants to go to Washington …“Career politician”? That would be Tammy Baldwin, would it not? As for Leah Vukmir, she worked more than 20 years as a certified pediatric nurse practitioner, receiving her nursing degree from Marquette University in 1980 and her master’s degree in nursing from UW Madison in 1983. She was only elected to the legislature in 2002, at age 44. O.K., I read the rest of “Vukmir should stop lying about Baldwin’s handling of Kavanaugh’s pick” in, where else, The Capital Times. The lengthy jeremiad never gets around to identifying the supposed lie but we extrapolate that Vukmir charges Baldwin with a knee-jerk rejection. The Capital Times tip toes around that inconvenient truth, disclaiming that “Baldwin examined Kavanaugh’s record and quickly determined she could not support his nomination.” Quickly, indeed! Politifact notes that Baldwin came out against both Kavanaugh and Gorsuch before meeting with them. Three days after Kavanaugh’s nomination was announced, in fact. But she did meet with Obama nominee Merrick Garland. Nonetheless, The Capital Times prostitutes itself saying “Baldwin’s approach to the Kavanugh nomination has been serious and thoughtful.” If you say so.
Kids these days!
Disturbance – 1:54 p.m. Officers responded to an incident on school grounds at La Follette High School where it was reported that three male subjects (17-year-old AAM, 16-year-old AAM and 15-year-old AAM) surrounded a victim (14-year-old WM), rummaged through his pockets but did not obtain anything. Two of the suspects (16-year-old and 15-year-old) were cited for disorderly conduct by the School Resource Officer (SRO). Investigation continuing.
7:11 p.m. Officers responded to the 8300 block of Old Sauk Rd for a suspicious person checking car doors. Officers made contact with a juvenile/suspect (15-year-old WM) who lied about his identity. The juvenile was arrested for obstructing and an outstanding capias (warrant). The juvenile was conveyed to the Juvenile Reception Center. Investigation continuing.
Who want to be a Madison cop, any more?
Applications to serve as a Madison police officer have plummeted steadily — from 888 applications just four years ago to only 497 this year. Meantime, resignations and retirements have gone up nearly three-fold.
Madison police union president Dan Frei points to a number of reasons police work is a less-appealing career choice, including news media too quick to put police in a bad light, politicians who make “political hay” by painting themselves as police reformers, and comparatively low pay. — More at “Scapegoating the cops,” WI State Journal.
“Hate corrupts the container it is carried in.” Former U.S. Sen. Al Simpson at funeral of former President G.H.W. Bush.
“Preach Christ. Use words if you have to.” — the former President, as recalled by Pastor Levenson.
The wonderful world of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez